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VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986 - SECT 52ZZH

Controlled private trusts

             (1)  For the purposes of this Division, a trust is a controlled private trust in relation to an individual if the trust is a designated private trust and:

                     (a)  the individual passes the control test set out in subsection (2); or

                     (b)  the individual passes the source test set out in subsection (3).

Control test

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, the individual passes the control test in relation to a trust if:

                     (a)  the individual, or an associate of the individual (other than an associate covered by paragraph 52ZQ(1)(j)), is the trustee, or any of the trustees, of the trust; or

                     (b)  a group in relation to the individual was able to remove or appoint the trustee, or any of the trustees, of the trust; or

                     (c)  a group in relation to the individual was able to vary the trust deed or to veto the decisions of the trustee; or

                    (ca)  it could reasonably be expected that the trustee of the trust would make an application of the corpus or income of the trust to the individual if the individual could not meet his or her reasonable costs of living; or

                     (d)  the aggregate of:

                              (i)  the beneficial interests in the corpus or income of the trust held by the individual (whether directly or indirectly); and

                             (ii)  the beneficial interests in the corpus or income of the trust held by associates of the individual (whether directly or indirectly);

                            is 50% or more; or

                   (da)  either or both of the following apply:

                              (i)  the individual is eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust;

                             (ii)  one or more of the individual's associates are eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust;

                            and the aggregate number of entities covered by subparagraphs (i) and (ii) is 50% or more of the total number of entities eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust; or

                     (e)  a group in relation to the individual had the power (by means of the exercise by the group of any power of appointment or revocation or otherwise) to obtain, with or without the consent of any other entity, the beneficial enjoyment of the corpus or income of the trust; or

                      (f)  a group in relation to the individual was able in any manner whatsoever, whether directly or indirectly, to control the application of the corpus or income of the trust; or

                     (g)  a group in relation to the individual was capable under a scheme of gaining the enjoyment or the control referred to in paragraph (e) or (f); or

                     (h)  a trustee of the trust was accustomed or under an obligation (whether formally or informally) or might reasonably be expected to act in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of a group in relation to the individual.

          (2A)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(da), an entity is eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust if the trustee of the trust has a discretion to make an application of the corpus or income of the trust to the entity.

          (2B)  For the purposes of applying paragraph (2)(da) at a particular time, subparagraph (2)(da)(i) is taken to apply at that particular time to the individual if the individual was eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust at any time during:

                     (a)  the period beginning at the start of the tax year in which that particular time occurs and ending at that particular time; or

                     (b)  the preceding tax year.

          (2C)  For the purposes of applying paragraph (2)(da) at a particular time, subparagraph (2)(da)(ii) is taken to apply at that particular time to an entity that is an associate of the individual at that particular time if:

                     (a)  the entity was eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust at any time during:

                              (i)  the period beginning at the start of the tax year in which that particular time occurs and ending at that particular time; or

                             (ii)  the preceding tax year; and

                     (b)  the entity was an associate of the individual at the time the entity was so eligible.

          (2D)  For the purposes of applying paragraph (2)(da) at a particular time, in working out the total number of entities eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust, take into account an entity that was eligible to receive an application of the corpus or income of the trust at any time during:

                     (a)  the period beginning at the start of the tax year in which that particular time occurs and ending at that particular time; or

                     (b)  the preceding tax year.

          (2E)  No paragraph of subsection (2) limits any other paragraph of that subsection.

Source test

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, an individual passes the source test in relation to a trust if:

                     (a)  the individual has transferred property or services to the trust after 7.30 pm, by standard time in the Australian Capital Territory, on 9 May 2000; and

                     (b)  the underlying transfer was made for no consideration or for a consideration less than the arm's length amount in relation to the underlying transfer.

Group

             (4)  A reference in this section to a group in relation to an individual is a reference to:

                     (a)  the individual acting alone; or

                     (b)  an associate of the individual acting alone; or

                     (c)  the individual and one or more associates of the individual acting together; or

                     (d)  2 or more associates of the individual acting together.

Income

             (5)  In this section:

"income " means income within the ordinary meaning of that expression.



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